differences

Reasons to consider the Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Canon EF

Significantly more magnification 2:1 (2) vs 1:1 (1)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Significantly better telephoto 300 mm vs 100 mm
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3x more reach, less perspective distortion
More zoom 4.3x vs 1x
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Around 4.5x more zoom, giving you more flexibility for photos
Better wide angle 70 mm vs 100 mm
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30% better wide angle
Slightly cheaper $169.00 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $430 cheaper (3.5x less)
Slightly smaller diameter 76 mm vs 79 mm
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Almost the same
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Is a prime lens Yes vs No
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Prime lenses have a single focal length, they are typically sharper and have wider apertures
Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4
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At its widest, the EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Magnification Great zoom Help
70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Canon EF2:1 (2)
EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM1:1 (1)
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Canon EF Competitors

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Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Nikon F

Wildlife lens

$199

Magnification Much less magnification
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Low light lens

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Magnification Much less magnification
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Tamron SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD Canon EF

Wildlife lens

$449

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Magnification Much less magnification

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Competitors

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Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG DF Macro Canon EF

Low light lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Min focal length Better wide angle
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
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Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro Canon EF

Macro lens

$569

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
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Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$499

Diameter Smaller diameter
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

discussion Which do you think is better?

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